Family Guy

10 Worst Episodes of Family Guy

Family Guy is a popular and long-running animated series that debuted on FOX in 1999. It follows the adventures of the Griffin family, whose members include Peter, Lois, Stewie, Meg, Chris, and Brian the talking dog. While many of the episodes are beloved by fans, there are some that are considered to be the worst. In this article, we will take a look at the Family Guy episodes ranked as the least popular and discuss why they are considered to be the worst.

The worst episodes of Family Guy often feature jokes that don't land, characters behaving out of character, and storylines that don't make sense. For example, in the episode "Emission Impossible," Peter is accidentally frozen in carbonite, and the resulting plot twist is considered too outlandish even for this zany show.

In addition to episodes that feel too far-fetched, there are also those that are considered to be too offensive. For example, "Baby Not On Board" features a joke about Down Syndrome that many viewers found to be insensitive and in poor taste.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 10, 2023.

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Family Guy - S19E4

#10 - CutawayLand (Season 19 - Episode 4)

While spending a day on the beach with their children, Lois and Peter try to find a secluded spot to have sex, but keep getting interrupted by the children. At home, when Brian and the kids annoy them again, the two yell at them and do a cutaway joke simultaneously, causing them to be sent into the cutaway. They soon understand they have been teleported to an alternate universe where all the show's cutaways reside and new ones are made, which Lois dubs "Cutawayland". They also learn it takes two people to send them to Cutawayland and one person to move them around cutaways by creating one or mentioning a previous one. While Brian and the kids call Joe to find Peter and Lois, the two enjoy their time in Cutawayland, until the latter decides she wants to return to their family and persuades Peter to do the same. However, they instead cause the rest of the family to be teleported into Cutawayland as well.

The episode was rated 7.03 from 635 votes.

Family Guy - S22E8

#9 - Baking Sad (Season 22 - Episode 8)


Meg discovers her tears produce delicious cookies, and her, along with her siblings, enjoy a profit until the success makes her too happy to cry. Meanwhile, Peter and the guys launch a "male talk show."

The episode was rated 7.01 from 179 votes.

Family Guy - S20E14

#8 - HBO-No (Season 20 - Episode 14)

The Griffins tell their own versions of three HBO shows: "Game of Thrones," "Succession" and "Big Little Lies."

The episode was rated 7.01 from 493 votes.

Family Guy - S22E3

#7 - A Stache from the Past (Season 22 - Episode 3)


When Peter loses the Griffins' home in a reverse mortgage, he and Mayor West travel to confront the man advertising the scheme, Tom Selleck. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian open a booth at the flea market, leading to a rivalry with Bruce.

The episode was rated 7.01 from 300 votes.

Family Guy - S22E7

#6 - Snap(ple) Decision (Season 22 - Episode 7)

Winner of a Snapple contest, Lois uses her winnings to take Meg on a tropical vacation. Flaunting their wealth, the two are kidnapped. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian undergo "friendship therapy."

The episode was rated 7.00 from 222 votes.

Family Guy - S21E11

#5 - Love Story Guy (Season 21 - Episode 11)


The guys recount their first true love stories, leading to parodies of "Castaway," "Dirty Dancing" and various Meg Ryan rom-coms.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 408 votes.

Family Guy - S22E6

#4 - Boston Stewie (Season 22 - Episode 6)

Stewie tries to civilize his half-brother, Boston Stewie, so that he may be adopted. Meanwhile, Meg and Chris start a venture in which people online pay Chris to sit on and smash cupcakes.

The episode was rated 6.90 from 242 votes.

Family Guy - S16E12

#3 - Send in Stewie, Please (Season 16 - Episode 12)


When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The episode was rated 6.87 from 1309 votes.

Family Guy - S20E2

#2 - Rock Hard (Season 20 - Episode 2)

While at an old record store, Peter and the guys recount tales of three rock legends: Jim Morrison, Muddy Waters and Elton John.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 618 votes.

Family Guy - S17E16

#1 - You Can't Handle the Booth (Season 17 - Episode 16)


The Griffins provide DVD commentary on a recent episode and reveal never-before-told drama between Peter and Lois.

The episode was rated 6.19 from 878 votes.

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